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After God created man what did He do?

“So God created Man in His own image.
In the image of God He created them.

Then God blessed them. . ,”
Genesis 1:27–28.

I love the blessing that Aaron pronounced on the Israelites:

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace,”

Numbers 6:24–26.

Years ago I ran across a piece that is based on a true story about when the court system made a decision about a school in Washington, IL. The valedictorian had gone to the ACLU for help and the ruling was that they could not have an invocation and benediction during graduation.

This ruling came down just three days before graduation.

I want to share this story with you because this it illustrates how the power of words is almost physically felt. I’ve included it here so you can see how it makes you feel.

They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt.

Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and Moms freely brushed away tears.

This class would NOT pray during the commencements, not by choice, but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it.

The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines (https://mcessay.com/research-papers...) allowed by the ruling.

They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families.

The speeches were nice, but they were routine until the final speech received a standing ovation.

When Ryan Brown walked proudly to the microphone he quietly protested when he briefly stopped and bowed in silent prayer.

At this point the audience began to stand and applaud. He replied to the crowd, “Don’t applaud for me, applaud for God.”

When he reached the microphone he stood still and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened.

He faked a sneeze!

As planned, almost the entire class yelled,

‘GOD BLESS YOU’

As he walked off the stage the audience exploded into applause. This graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God’s blessing on their future with or without the court’s approval.

Now, you don’t have to wait until someone sneezes to bless your child. You bless them each time you tell him you love and affirm him.

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  • 6
    This is way more than 20 words
  • 2
    Someone only created neural network and genetic algorithms, unfortunately he was such poor coder that he banned people from heaven cause they started modifying themselves by playing snake on nokia phone.
  • 1
    After we reached certain point in evolution he gave us back nokia and snake cause he know we would fuck this shit up.
  • 1
    So man created Android and they thought it was good until android wars started like George Lucas predicted in Clone Wars.

    Meanwhile in the galaxy far far away ...
    Google light years from Earth new life just started.

    They call it beast, it will rule all galaxy and huawei and bring peace to the people blind from eating apples.

    But first it need to smoke the shit out of this fat joint and play some snake on nokia phone to gain power.

    The End
  • 5
    Wait, prayers on a graduation are a thing over there?
    I mean, faith does play a role in some people‘s lifes here, but school ceremonies are free of any religious element, and they should be.
  • 1
    I only belive in science.

    Anyway, everybody is going to die cuz enthropy dosent give a fuck.
    We are all just machines, controled somehow by the patters from DNA, memes and enviroment. Our true self is still random, it is influenced by those patterns but the mutations cause them to dirverge. Trust math it can explain everything, you cant stop it. Enthropy always wins...
  • 2
    @possum Unfortunately, yes. People feel the need to bring their personal faith in to every public forum they possibly can. Typically they claim they're being unfairly targeted/oppressed when told to knock it off too.
  • 0
    @rutee07 edge of devrant so don’t look down
  • 0
    @irene Praise away, I guess
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